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    Is a carnuba really necessary?

    I have a pearl white car with paint in very good shape. I decided to put winter protection on it so I washed it (2 bucket), clayed, P21S paintwork cleanser, and topped with DG105 with DG601 mixed in. It really turned out well. I have AW to maintain, but I also have some Collinite 915 sitting on the shelf. If I put the Collinite on it will it complicate things when I decide to put the 105/601 back on it after 4-6 months? Sorry, I'm kinda new at this auto protection chemistry stuff.


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    Re: Is a carnival really necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathwiz View Post
    I decided to put winter protection on it...
    DG105 with DG601 mixed in. It really
    turned out well. I have AW to maintain,

    I also have some Collinite 915 sitting
    on the shelf. If I put the Collinite on it
    will it complicate things when I decide
    to put the 105/601 back on it after
    4-6 months?

    Carnival?
    •IMO:
    -Ever since the recent closure (ca. 2017)
    of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
    Circus operations...Carnivals are needed
    now, more than ever: "Think of the children..."

    -On the otherhand...applying Carnauba
    Wax, as a "topper" upon your choice of
    Sealants for Winter protection, is not only
    not really necessary...but, more than likely,
    will also become so drastically compromised
    that it would then be a protection non-entity.



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    Re: Is a carnuba really necessary?

    "Is a carnuba really necessary?"

    No it's not...

    Probably was needed in back the day before technology came out with newer and more advance synthetic products.

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    Re: Is a carnuba really necessary?

    Just curious, why are you compelled to apply another topper to a finish which you say your self that you're very happy with?

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    DG105/601 great stuff Collinite 915 great stuff have and use both. For protection a lone 105/601 all you need. NOW if you want to change the look 915 might give a little more nuba look. Only if you want to put more on Finish Kare 1000p for a SHINE not glow that's what I would use on pearl white.
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    Re: Is a carnuba really necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by evo77 View Post
    Just curious, why are you compelled to apply another topper to a finish which you say your self that you're very happy with?
    The only reason I can think of is because of how much I paid for the 915. If the 105 with a monthly AW treatment will provide protection, I believe I will be content. Besides, I plan to use AW diluted with either distilled H2O or FC&S on a weekly basis. I also just purchased some ONR that I plan to use during the winter months. This regimen is all new to me. I had a little 105/601 left over from the application yesterday, so I'm thinking maybe I should put a second layer on the front, hood, and trunk lid ( the top is entire glass with the pano roof).


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    Re: Is a carnuba really necessary?

    Carnuaba is not dead !!! I still use it on all my garage queens. I still use sealants on all of my daily drivers but I just love the look of carnuaba on reds and blacks.
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    Re: Is a carnuba really necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pats300zx View Post
    Carnuaba is not dead !!! I still use it on all my garage queens. I still use sealants on all of my daily drivers but I just love the look of carnuaba on reds and blacks.
    This is my philosophy too. I love the look of carnauba waxes, but for my daily drivers sealants and coatings are far more useful due to their durability. If I had a garage queen that I only drove on weekends or special occasions, it would wear a nice carnauba wax.
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    Re: Is a carnuba really necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pats300zx View Post
    Carnuaba is not dead !!! I still use it on all my garage queens. I still use sealants on all of my daily drivers but I just love the look of carnuaba on reds and blacks.
    BINGO! Well stated and SPOT ON IMO. Carnauba looks best on dark colors, especially Black. I recently worked on 2 Range Rovers and 1 Infiniti QX60. I applied carnauba wax to only 1 ride. That was the Black Range Rover. The other 2 rides were white and pearl white. I used sealant on those. IMO no need for carnauba on White. You really can't tell the difference whether you put carnauba wax or sealant on a White vehicle. Again, that is my opinion. For darker colored cars and especially Black; carnauba is a must. You can tell the difference IMO. More depth and a great wet look. Again, my opinion.
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    Re: Is a carnuba really necessary?

    In this particular...thread:
    Who was it that.......said
    Carnauba Wax is.....dead?
    .................confuse-ed.


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